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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

City Parks Foundation

Creating programs for NYC parks

four stars

91.86

830 Fifth Avenue Room 280
New York, NY 10065
tel: (212) 360-1399   Web Site
EIN: 13-3561657

Board Leadership
John Troubh
Chair

CEO
Heather Lubov
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.86 four stars
  Financial 89.21 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

City Parks Foundation (CPF) is the only independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to offer programs in public parks throughout the five boroughs of New York City. City Parks Foundation helps turn New York City's parks into centers of community development. We have four core program areas that provide New York's diverse neighborhoods - with an emphasis on those that are underserved - with access to free programming, including performing arts, beginner and advanced sports instruction, environmental education programs, and technical assistance and leadership development for community groups and individual volunteers who are interested in becoming stewards for their local parks and other green spaces. Our ethos is simple: we believe thriving parks reflect thriving communities.

City Parks Foundation (CPF) is the only independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to offer programs in public parks throughout the five boroughs of New York City. City Parks Foundation helps turn New York City's parks into centers of community development. We have four core program areas that provide New York's diverse neighborhoods - with an emphasis on those that are underserved - with access to free programming, including performing arts, beginner and advanced sports instruction, environmental education programs, and technical assistance and leadership development for community groups and individual volunteers who are interested in becoming stewards for their local parks and other green spaces. Our ethos is simple: we believe thriving parks reflect thriving communities.

Financial

three stars

89.21

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
87.7%
  Administrative Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.87
  Program Expenses Growth 1.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by City Parks Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by City Parks Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
City Parks Foundation (NY) 91.86 four stars
San Francisco Parks Alliance (CA) 94.35 four stars
Forest Park Forever (MO) 90.33 four stars
Park Pride (GA) 91.80 four stars
Seattle Parks Foundation (WA) 94.34 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,264,694
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,338,775
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,553,882
Total Contributions $12,157,351
   Program Service Revenue $5,575,666
Total Primary Revenue $17,733,017
   Other Revenue $1,046,983
TOTAL REVENUE $18,780,000
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $16,332,136
   Administrative Expenses $1,228,901
   Fundraising Expenses $953,660
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $18,514,697
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $265,303
   
Net Assets $36,369,278

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Arts and Culture: Performances $7,094,137 43.4%
Fiscal Sponsorships $4,465,035 27.3%
Partnerships for Parks $1,739,852 10.7%

Ratings History
City Parks Foundation has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 02/01/2020 91.86 four stars
2017-12 12/01/2018 94.26 four stars
2016-03 06/01/2017 95.47 four stars
2015-03 10/01/2016 92.02 four stars
2014-03 06/01/2016 97.17 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-03 10/01/2015 92.37 four stars
2013-03 12/01/2014 89.44 three stars
2013-03 10/01/2014 86.88 three stars
2012-03 07/01/2013 90.15 four stars
2011-03 05/01/2012 91.62 four stars
2010-03 09/20/2011 91.74 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-03 05/01/2011 96.10 four stars
2009-03 06/01/2010 95.80 four stars
2008-03 04/01/2009 90.65 four stars
2007-03 02/01/2008 80.35 three stars
2006-03 12/15/2006 71.57 two stars
2005-03 02/01/2006 68.43 one star
2003-06 09/01/2004 84.09 three stars
2002-06 08/01/2003 77.21 two stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 90.94 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 13-3561657
Name in IRS Master File CITY PARKS FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code N32
NTEE Classification Parks and Playgrounds
NTEE Type Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (297) Community recreational facilities (park, playground, etc)
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date May, 1990
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$271,591 1.46% Heather Lubov Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
City Parks Foundation (NY) 91.86 four stars
Randall's Island Park Alliance (NY) 90.67 four stars
Riverside Park Conservancy (NY) 92.23 four stars
Friends of the High Line (NY) 94.87 four stars
Minneapolis Parks Foundation (MN) 87.25 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

City Parks Foundation
830 Fifth Avenue
Room 280
New York, NY 10065
tel: (212) 360-1399
fax: (212) 360-8283
EIN: 13-3561657

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Board Leadership

John Troubh
Chair

CEO

Heather Lubov
Executive Director

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